Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is happy to announce the continuation of the Newcastle Permanent Play Maker Award Program in Season 2016.
The Newcastle Permanent Playmaker Award is awarded monthly from March to August to a club that makes a significant contribution to their community, volunteers and players.
The continued growth of our game is directly attributable to the efforts of our playmakers in their contribution and management of their club.
The award recognises many attributes in a person from the actual football experience, to club activities, coaching, volunteer management or anything else that makes someone appreciate what their club does for not only the club, but for the community.
“The Newcastle Permanent Playmaker Award is an amazing opportunity for clubs to promote themselves both on and off the field and an amazing opportunity for clubs to be recognised for their off-field activities,” Community Football Manager, Peter Haynes said.
NNSWF will identify and share stories submitted by clubs which encourage others to introduce similar initiatives.
Some examples may include:
- The outstanding job your club does in attracting and managing volunteers
- How has your club grown and developed – e.g. increase in female participation
- How has your club engaged in the local community – e.g. schools, charities
- Has your club provided opportunities for culturally & linguistically diverse or disabled participation
- How did you club celebrate its season end
- Your clubs engagement with referees or other volunteers
The most outstanding club initiative from each month will be determined by a panel of Northern NSW representatives and the club will receive a $250 First Touch Football Supplies voucher.
“Newcastle Permanent is proud to support community football across Northern NSW and it is great to see clubs working hard to make football such an inclusive sport, while teaching players about discipline and respect, both on and off the field,” Newcastle Permanent Chief Executive Officer, Terry Millett said.
The March Newcastle Permanent Playmaker of the Month Award goes to Stockton Sharks Junior Soccer Club – Newcastle Football
For years Stockton has played second fiddle to Rugby League in the community always being a second option to footy for children. This year they set the goal of looking to remove this stigma and become the dominant sport for juniors in the area.
The way they did it was identifying an opportunity to lower registration fees at entry level and small sided football registrations. This meant a large amount of fee absorption by the club reducing some registration costs by over 40% for juniors.
Although it would have come at some cost to the club they have seen dramatic increases in player registrations and have hit record numbers of players in teams in over 10 years.
Northern NSW Football and Newcastle Permanent congratulate the Stockton Sharks from Newcastle Football and cannot wait to see the club progress in the 2016 season!
About NNSWF’s Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent:
Newcastle Permanent is the major partner of Community Football across Northern NSW and has partnered with NNSWF since 2008, supporting the High Performance Program and Junior Football Program.
Newcastle Permanent’s investment in football is one of its most important community partnerships and reflects the financial institution’s commitment to supporting the local community.
The Community Partnership with Newcastle Permanent includes recognition programs such as Newcastle Permanent Volunteer of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month, Newcastle Permanent Community Club of the Year, training tools for community coaches and volunteers, as well as the distribution of over 9,000 free balls to young players.